FIX: The certificate for the Team Foundation Server Service account does not appear when you run the TweakUI command in Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server

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SYMPTOMS

When you run the TweakUI command in Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server, and then you click View Certificate, the certificate for the Team Foundation Server Service account does not appear.

This problem occurs in the following scenario:
  • You configure the server to require the HTTPS protocol and the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
  • After you correctly configure SSL, you select the Require Client Certificate option when you configure the SSL settings for Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server.
  • You use an all-purpose client certificate that uses the Enhanced Key Usage extension. However, the certificate does not have a specific object identifier (OID).
Note The TweakUI command is part of the Team Foundation Server Power Tools set of tools, utilities, and features.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

Prerequisites

You must have Team Explorer 2008 installed to apply this hotfix. Apply this hotfix on the client computer and on the application tier (AT) computer when you require an all-purpose client certificate for the Team Foundation Server Service account.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft.teamfoundation.client.dll9.0.21022.123278,52817-Jun-200812:53x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.server.admin.dll9.0.21022.123155,64817-Jun-200818:19x86
Tfsadminutil.exe9.0.21022.12366,56817-Jun-200818:19x86

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, use one of the following methods:
  • Do not select the Require Client Certificate option when you configure the SSL settings for Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server.
  • Use client certificates other than all-purpose client certificates.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about how to configure Team Foundation Server to require HTTPS and SSL, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa833873.aspx
For more information about how to configure Team Foundation Server to require client certificates, visit the following Microsoft TechNet Web site:
http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/19cd478b-9a61-43a8-b288-67afa1a343b41033.mspx?mfr=true
For more information about Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server Power Tools, visit the following MSDN Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/tfs2008/bb980963.aspx

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Article ID: 953318 - Last Review: August 14, 2008 - Revision: 1.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server
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